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The agriculture sector in Holguín prioritize investments in irrigation systems

Notable investments in irrigation systems through the implementation of new technologies aimed at greater efficiency in the use of water are undertaken in agricultural entities of Holguín province as part of the programs to boost food production.

The bulk of these tasks is specifically underway in those agricultural areas that have the best lands and hydraulic infrastructures as essential bases to increase yields per hectare during harvesting processes.

The priorities in that sense are currently concentrated in territories of the municipalities Urbano Noris, Gibara, Rafael Freyre, Cueto and Mayarí, these last two cases based on the benefits they bring and the waters of the east-west diversion, said Ernesto Molina, at the head of these producing companies in the provincial delegation of Agriculture.

Among the investments, there are those executed in Limoncito agricultural area, responsible for supplying part of the food demands to the city of Holguín, where the main investments comprise the installation of drip irrigation systems, much more efficient that the one used by flood ever since that productive entity was created in the 90s.

The constructive program for the benefit of the agricultural plantations includes the rehabilitation work of a conductor of almost 10 kilometers long that will be inserted to the irrigation systems of extensive and fertile lands in Velasco zones through the use of the Santa Clara and Tres Palma dams, which are nearby.

Investments in irrigation projects acquire great significance in Holguín, taking into account that it is one of the Cuban territories distinguished by its wide potentialities in food production, but most of the crops are grown in dry land as one of the main reasons that limit to a certain extent the levels of planned yields per hectare during harvest time.

In this precise context, directors of the sector hasten investment programs in order to increase progressively the levels of stockpiles, either food or vegetables, and grains, meat and milk to contribute to territorial self-sufficiency in response to the objectives set by the Cuban State in that sphere of the national economy.

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The Havana - Holguín train will return

The Havana-Holguín passenger train, which has not circulated since 2006, will do so again starting in the second semester of this year, with departures every three days.

The vehicle consists of 12 modern cars of Chinese manufacture, high comfort, cafeteria service and other amenities.

It has the capacity to transport 720 passengers to different destinations along the central railway, having a first class air-conditioned, and a second one.

The trip is scheduled to carry through in 13 hours, with stops in Jaruco, Matanzas, Colón, Santa Clara, Guayos, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas and Cacocum.

In order to ensure the resume of the service, the Holguín railway station is being repaired, so as the access line from Cacocum and the technical check and return workshops.

The project is part of the Railroad Recovery and Development Program in Cuba, an investment of approximately three billion dollars.

Such program also includes the modernization of trains of national circulation, those of Guantanamo and Granma, with equal frequency, and Santiago de Cuba, on alternate days.

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Two new hotel management contracts

Two new hotel management contracts were signed within the framework of FitCuba 2019, José Reynaldo Daniel Alonso, general director of Development of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), explained to the national press.

They are subscribed by the Canadian chain Blue Diamond and, on the Cuban side, Gran Caribe; both will work together for the operation of a new hotel that will be located in Cayo Coco, with 380 rooms, and another in the islets of Varadero, with 450 rooms.

"They will be two products of first category that will give the possibility to increase operating standards in both tourist areas," said Daniel Alonso.

On the occasion, the official presented the news in the portfolio of opportunities for foreign investment of the Ministry of Tourism that today has 103 projects.

29 in the form of joint ventures: 25 in hotels and four in theme parks. 60 hotel management and marketing contracts in new and existing facilities.

14 contracts for the administration and marketing of services in marinas and recreational parks: four in recreational centers, two marinas, two naval workshops, and six accommodation facilities in popular camping.

The delegate of the Mintur in Havana, Xonia Beltrán, explained that "today we are developing a broad investment program honoring the 500 Anniversary of Havana. The hotel capacity of the capital will increase this year to 740 rooms and will incorporate 13 new facilities, mostly small and medium accommodation.”